Funding Opportunities

Past Innovation Grant Winners


*Following aggregated by National Center for Families Learning (NCFL).

ALDI Smart Kids Program

Deadline Dec 15, 2022, Times: Applications are accepted February 1 – December 15 each year.

"Grants ranging from $100 to $5,000 and ALDI gift cards are provided to local community organizations that encourage kids to be active in the areas of education, physical activity, nutrition, socializing, and the arts…"

Karma for Cara Foundation Microgrant

Deadline Jan 1, 2023

"Students 18 years of age and under may apply for funds between $250 and $1,000 to complete service projects in their communities throughout the United States..."

Big Lots Foundation Grants

Jul 1, 2022 - Jan 1, 2023

"Big Lots invests in partnerships that improve and enrich the lives of families and children. Support is provided in the form of monetary gifts, gift cards, and merchandise in-kind. Significant partnership projects and capital requests are by invitation only..."

Literacy Opportunity Fund

Oct 2, 2022 - Jan 3, 2023

"The Literacy Opportunity Fund awards grants to nonprofit organizations within the United States that provide literacy services directly to students. Funded by the Nora Roberts Foundation and administered by ProLiteracy, the Literacy Opportunity Fund distributes grants of $3,000 to $6,000 to support general operating expenses...."

Caplan Foundation for Early Childhood

Deadline Jan 31, 2023

"The Caplan Foundation for Early Childhood is an incubator of promising research and development projects that appear likely to improve the welfare of young children, from infancy through 7 years, in the United States..."

The Nora Roberts Foundation

Deadline Mar 1, 2023

"The primary focus of the Nora Roberts Foundation is to support literacy. Additional areas of focus are: Children's programs, arts organizations, and humanitarian efforts, with local organizations being its priority. All organizations supported must be a registered 501(c)(3)..."